A World Fit for People

A World Fit for People

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Author: Uner Kirdar

Publisher: New York University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015033101778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 481

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Based on presentations at the Second Round Table Conference on Global Change held September 1992, in Bucharest, Romania, sponsored by the United Nations Development Program. Fifty-five contributions, with section introductions, offer constructive summaries of various aspects of political reconstruction, economic development, human and ecological values, and countries in transition--overcoming the legacy of the old order, privatization and trade, the world economy, the learning curve. Lacks an index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Business & Economics

A World Fit for People

A World Fit for People

They offer specific proposals for making this " a world fit for people " —an allusion to Lloyd George's speech at the end of World War I , when he uttered ...

Author: Uner Kirdar

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814746489

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 481

View: 487

Based on presentations at the Second Round Table Conference on Global Change held September 1992, in Bucharest, Romania, sponsored by the United Nations Development Program. Fifty-five contributions, with section introductions, offer constructive summaries of various aspects of political reconstruction, economic development, human and ecological values, and countries in transition--overcoming the legacy of the old order, privatization and trade, the world economy, the learning curve. Lacks an index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Business & Economics

A World Fit for Us

A World Fit for Us

The world has been trying to fight the HIV epidemic, but it is still spreading fast – there are many more people living with HIV now than there were at the ...

Author: UNICEF.

Publisher: UNICEF

ISBN: 9789280641981

Category: Law

Page: 24

View: 484

In 2002 children made history when they gathered in the United Nations to address the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children in New York. It was the first time in UN history that children formally addressed the General Assembly on behalf of children. It was a landmark, the first such Session devoted exclusively to children and the first to include children as official delegates. It was evident to all who attended the Session in 2002 that "a world fit for children" would not be built without the participation of children themselves. This booklet is a report to the children on the progress the world has made in their name in the five years since.
Categories: Law

Building a World Fit for Children

Building a World Fit for Children

For three days before the Special Session opened, hundreds of young people from all over the world met in New York at the Children's Forum.

Author:

Publisher: UNICEF

ISBN:

Category: Child development

Page: 23

View: 161

Categories: Child development

A World Fit for Children

A World Fit for Children

Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger • Reduce by half, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than a dollar a day • Achieve ...

Author: UNICEF Staff

Publisher: UNICEF

ISBN: 9789280643244

Category: Children

Page: 76

View: 217

Categories: Children

The Point is to Change it

The Point is to Change it

Author: Living Marxism Staff

Publisher:

ISBN: 0948392223

Category: Great Britain

Page: 219

View: 753

Categories: Great Britain

Accessible America

Accessible America

Ostroff, Limont, and Hunter, Building a World Fit for People. Mace and Laslett, An Illustrated Handbook of the Handicapped Section of the North Carolina ...

Author: Bess Williamson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479807222

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 983

A history of design that is often overlooked—until we need it Have you ever hit the big blue button to activate automatic doors? Have you ever used an ergonomic kitchen tool? Have you ever used curb cuts to roll a stroller across an intersection? If you have, then you’ve benefited from accessible design—design for people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. These ubiquitous touchstones of modern life were once anything but. Disability advocates fought tirelessly to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities became a standard part of public design thinking. That fight took many forms worldwide, but in the United States it became a civil rights issue; activists used design to make an argument about the place of people with disabilities in public life. In the aftermath of World War II, with injured veterans returning home and the polio epidemic reaching the Oval Office, the needs of people with disabilities came forcibly into the public eye as they never had before. The US became the first country to enact federal accessibility laws, beginning with the Architectural Barriers Act in 1968 and continuing through the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, bringing about a wholesale rethinking of our built environment. This progression wasn’t straightforward or easy. Early legislation and design efforts were often haphazard or poorly implemented, with decidedly mixed results. Political resistance to accommodating the needs of people with disabilities was strong; so, too, was resistance among architectural and industrial designers, for whom accessible design wasn’t “real” design. Bess Williamson provides an extraordinary look at everyday design, marrying accessibility with aesthetic, to provide an insight into a world in which we are all active participants, but often passive onlookers. Richly detailed, with stories of politics and innovation, Williamson’s Accessible America takes us through this important history, showing how American ideas of individualism and rights came to shape the material world, often with unexpected consequences.
Categories: Design

Real world fitness

Real world fitness

A lot of people still have the idea that you have to be red in the face and out of breath. Those are totally unnecessary, even counterproductive, ...

Author: Kathy Kaehler

Publisher:

ISBN: 073940217X

Category: Exercise

Page: 138

View: 386

Categories: Exercise

Globalization Negotiation and the Failure of Transformation in South Africa

Globalization  Negotiation  and the Failure of Transformation in South Africa

Patel, I. G., “Global Change and Developing Countries,” in Uner Kindar and Leonard Silk (eds.), A World Fit for People: Thinkers from Many Countries address ...

Author: Michael H. Allen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403983077

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

View: 811

The book explains the social forces, forms of consciousness and structural constraints that undermined Apartheid, preserved national unity and yet, later constrained democratic sovereignty, as the imperatives of global markets clashed with the prior aspirations of the democratic revolution.
Categories: Political Science

Sick to Fit

Sick to Fit

"Sick To Fit is a captivating, inspiring and practical story of an epic transformation. And don't be deceived by how entertaining this page-turner of a book is.

Author: Josh LaJaunie

Publisher: Howieconnect, Incorporated

ISBN: 1732979502

Category: Physical fitness

Page: 180

View: 99

If you're overweight or obese...If you're constantly tired, bloated, constipated, achy, sluggish, depressed, or anxious...If you're diabetic or pre-diabetic...If your doctor keeps warning you about the risk of cancer, heart disease, or other lifestyle- reversible calamity...If you're constantly worried about your blood pressure, weight, insomnia, eating habits... But you still find it next to impossible to stick to a healthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle plan... Then you might be going about things the wrong way.Let's face it - despite a flood of information and advice, we're getting sicker and fatter all the time. That's because the vast majority of "conventional" advice is outdated, wrong-headed, and just plain ineffective.Within this storm of bad news and bad advice, there's a growing tribe of outliers who have managed to lose hundreds of pounds, reverse "impossible to cure" diseases, and even - to their own shock and delight - become fit and high-performing athletes.Their stories don't get a lot of media attention, because they aren't selling anything. No pills, powders, or potions. No expensive workout gadgets. No late night informercial magic formulas.They simply rediscovered some basic, natural truths about the human animal. What we're designed to eat. How we're designed to move. And how we're meant to think and feel.When we get away from our natural heritage, we suffer. When we return to it, we thrive.Read Sick To Fit to discover how Josh LaJaunie went from a 420-pound food addict to the cover of Runner's World magazine, as well as live appearances on Good Morning America and The Today Show.Discover the simple secrets for a healthy life that have transformed dozens of members of the Missing Chins Run Club and clients of WellStart Health from sick and sad to fit and fulfilled.In Sick To Fit, you'll learn: - the one food rule that banishes confusion, eliminates the need to count calories or restrict portion size, and makes you impervious to the marketing and clickbait BS perpetrated by the food industry- how to honor your culture and heritage without suffering from the diseases that are killing your people (coming from the Bayou of South Louisiana, Josh knows a thing or two about being a foodie)- how to use social and family pressure to get stronger and more committed- how to prevent self-sabotage after initial success- how to start exercising safely if you're overweight (by 20 or 200 pounds)- the four-question FAST Assessment (the "Swiss Army Knife" of sustainable behavior change)- how to master life's stressors so they don't turn into binges- how to never "fall off the wagon" again - even if you've failed at dozens of diets before- and much more...Written with behavioral health expert Howard Jacobson, PhD, Sick To Fit combines Josh's journey with cutting edge nutritional, exercise, neurological, and habit science.Sick To Fit is your roadmap to better health and a more joyful life."Sick To Fit is a captivating, inspiring and practical story of an epic transformation. And don't be deceived by how entertaining this page-turner of a book is. What you're about to have fun reading is scientifically proven, and it just might change your life."Ocean Robbins, Author, 31-Day Food Revolution CEO, Food Revolution Network http: //foodrevolution.org"A diet book with lots of information leaves you with lots of information. But a book that teaches you how to change your dietary and lifestyle habits - and do it in a way that is compelling, engaging, and eminently practical - a book like that can change your life."Sick to Fit takes everything that we know about what makes people change in business and life, and applies it to eating and lifestyle habits. I've read a tremendous number of books on diet, fitness, and health - and this one is the best."Peter Bregman, Author, Leading with Emotional Courage, CEO, Bregman Partners http: //peterbregman.com
Categories: Physical fitness

A World Fit for People

A World Fit for People

A collaborative effort of more than fifty thinkers from countries throughout the world, this remarkable book contains a range of specific proposals intended to convert threats to opportunities and fears to hopes, in order to foster an ...

Author: Uner Kirdar

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814746489

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 449

A World Fit for People examines what impact the many dramatic worldwide changes—political, economic, social, cultural—are having on the lives of people all over the world. A collaborative effort of more than fifty thinkers from countries throughout the world, this remarkable book contains a range of specific proposals intended to convert threats to opportunities and fears to hopes, in order to foster an environment of peace, prosperity, and social harmony. Part One examines political aspects of changing systems and the links between democracy, development, and the market economy, addressing such issues as rising regionalism, "The West and the Rest," northern policies and southern responses, and the global role of transition countries. Part Two focuses on economic aspects of systemic change. Topics include the role of markets and governments in a free market economy, the plight of developing countries, conditions for aid, and the collapsing vision of global development. The roles of women and family, ethnic conflict, and religion and, more generally, the human, social, cultural, and ecological aspects of change, are considered in Part Three. The contributors advocate a respect for human rights and ethnic and religious diversity as a means of ensuring a pluralistic society. Part Four, which pays special attention to countries trying to overcome the legacy of "the old order," is devoted to such issues as the integration of underdeveloped countries into the global order; the privatization process; trade and payments reforms; and the risks of rapid transformation. A World Fit for People will serve as a useful guide to international economists, diplomats, political scientists, and students of international affairs.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Adventures of Captain Pump

The Adventures of Captain Pump

This is Captain Pump—the World's First Fitness Superhero. The Adventures of Captain Pump takes the reader into a land of health and well-being.

Author: Jasson Finney

Publisher: Red Hen Press

ISBN: 9781939096074

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 91

View: 805

Join Captain Pump as he teaches kids about health, fitness, well-being, and being a good person. George is the janitor of a school just like yours. He wishes he could find a way to help the kids get fit and understand the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. But unfortunately, he just doesn't know how. Until one day, a tiny fitness dynamo pops out of a magic comic book and changes janitor George's life forever. This is Captain Pump—the World's First Fitness Superhero. The Adventures of Captain Pump takes the reader into a land of health and well-being. The story takes place here in the real world, but the lessons are learned in Pumpland, a magical land where healthy living and social acceptance and respect for all people are the ways of life. Of course, there is always someone or something threatening the healthy ways of Pumpland. Villains from far and wide keep the Captain on his toes as he diligently keeps the citizens of Pumpland and his friends in the real world safe.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Our Hearts Are Restless Till They Find Their Rest in Thee

Our Hearts Are Restless Till They Find Their Rest in Thee

Those who would make it a world fit for children must learn to pray; those who claim they love children must learn to pray. Those who would become ...

Author: Coleman B. Brown

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532685187

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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Our Hearts Are Restless Till They Find Their Rest in Thee: Prophetic Wisdom in a Time of Anguish from Coleman B. Brown, edited by Michael Granzen and Lisa A. Masotta. The book includes powerful reflections from Chris Hedges, Peter Ochs, and Joshua Brown.
Categories: Religion

A World Fit for Children

A World Fit for Children

The session culminated in a final declaration, A world fit for children. ..

Author: Australia

Publisher:

ISBN: 1921380713

Category: Child abuse

Page: 214

View: 677

"In May 2002, the United Nations held a Special Session on Children, with the purpose of summarising achievements since the Children's Summit in 1990 and formulating priorities for children in the coming decade. The session culminated in a final declaration, A world fit for children. ... Overall, children and young people in Australia are doing well, and there have been improvements in a number of key measures of child health and wellbeing in the country [since the Special Session]. Australian governments are working to build on these improvements and target key areas by working towards a shared vision of what our children need and how best to ensure they get it. This response, in conjunction with the National Agenda for Early Childhood, provides a framework for the Australian Government's endeavours for our children and young people."--Foreword.
Categories: Child abuse

Global Childhoods

Global Childhoods

Globalization, Development and Young People Stuart Aitken ... to build 'a world fit for children' and world leaders stated a commitment to change the world ...

Author: Stuart Aitken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317997405

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 185

This astute book initiates a broad discussion from a variety of different disciplines about how we place children nationally, globally and within development discourses. Unlike other books of its kind, it does not seek to dwell solely on the abiding complexities of local comparisons. Rather, it elaborates larger concerns about the changing nature of childhood, young people’s experiences, their citizenship and the embodiment of their political identities as they are embedded in the processes of national development and globalization. In particular, this book concentrates on three main issues: nation building and developing children, child participation and activism in the context of development, and globalization and children’s live in the context of what has been called "the end of development." These are relatively broad research perspectives that find focus in what the authors term "reproducing and developing children" as a key issue of national and global concern. They further argue that understanding children and reproduction is key to understanding globalization.
Categories: Science

Skinny Habits

Skinny Habits

With anecdotes about his clients, guided steps for adopting your new practices, and tips for integrating them into your own daily routine, Skinny Habits has everything you need to shape your body and your life!

Author: Bob Harper

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780804178914

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 359

Bob Harper lets us in on the secret behaviors of people who not only lose weight but keep the pounds off for good—and make it look easy. In Bob Harper’s #1 New York Times bestselling book The Skinny Rules, the trusted trainer and coach of NBC’s The Biggest Loser laid out the twenty nonnegotiable eating rules for getting thin. In the process of helping countless men and women reach their weight loss goals, Harper has noticed six fundamental patterns in the lifestyle choices of those who succeed long-term—from the unique way they plan ahead to how they organize their environment and social calendars to even the way they dress. With his signature authority, colorful stories, and real-world solutions, Harper draws on the most up-to-date research related to habit formation, neuroplasticity, and cognitive behavioral psychology to show how feeding your brain—“the muscle between your ears”—can wield as much control over your weight as what you put in your mouth. With anecdotes about his clients, guided steps for adopting your new practices, and tips for integrating them into your own daily routine, Skinny Habits has everything you need to shape your body and your life!
Categories: Health & Fitness

The World s Moral Problems

The World s Moral Problems

Putting its own life and fortune into the scale for a world safe for democracy and for a world fit for people to live in , the Czecho - Slovak Republic at ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR60990961

Category: Christian ethics

Page: 508

View: 923

Categories: Christian ethics